"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Protein Wisdom

Jeff Goldstein at the blog Protein Wisdom provides a spot-on description of the modern Democratic Party:

There are no real undecideds left.  The economy is in the tank. The private sector is largely foundering.  The takers make up nearly 50% of the electorate. And the Left has institutionalized, through the media, academia, pop culture, and its political messaging, a grievance and entitlement society that is meant to Balkanize us.  This is their voter bloc, and they have decided to sit back, rail at the capitalist system, and justify their own enslavement to the state that provides for them.  People who view national politics through the lens of their own identity grievance group have already made up their minds.  The Left has cut loose the religious; they’ve embraced the secularists, be they in the various ethnic identity group movements, the gay community, the “feminists”, or the environmentalists.  These people, nasty sorts, make up the rhetorical and intellectual apparatus of the modern day Democratic Party.

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